By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World
Just when we thought that conservative presidential candidate, Herman Cain couldn’t get any more ridiculous, he proclaims the anti-immoral capitalism, anti-greed ‘Occupation of Wall Street‘ to be “un-American” — because nothing says America like wealthy fat-cats receiving unregulated, corporate welfare?
Who better to cry treason, then, than GOP “flavor of the week,” Cain.
The self-pro-claimed “Son of the South” who recently told Black Americans that most of us are “brainwashed,” into voting Democrat, denounced Gov. Rick Perry’s “Niggerhead” property, only to quickly double-back in the face of criticism by Rush Limbaugh…because nothing says American like kissing up to Rush Limbaugh.
Cain made the statement while speaking to The Associated Press during a book signing event at Barnes and Nobles, Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Florida. The God-father pizza magnate said the protesters shouldn’t rally against Wall Street bankers or brokers because “they’re the ones who create the jobs.”
Maybe Mr. Cain is unaware that according to the Federal Reserve, America’s 500 largest nonfinancial companies have accumulated $1.8 trillion on their balance sheets, yet are not hiring. Why won’t they spend, Mr. Cain? Because big, bad President Obama wants them to pay higher taxes, and the United States is “anti-business,” so they don’t have faith in the economy.
Instead, they’ll hoard their capital like Ebenezer Scrooge, willing to watch people die from lack of health-care, go hungry for lack of food and homeless for lack of shelter, rather than relinquish their Maseratis and silver spoons.
In addition to accusing Wall Street protestors of treasonous activities, Cain had the following to say about the millions of Americans suffering through this recession:
“I don’t have facts to back this up, but I happen to believe that these demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration. Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself!” Cain said. “It is not a person’s fault if they succeeded, it is a person’s fault if they failed.”
Real American qualities you support, Mr. Cain.